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March 2, 2016, 4:05 PM

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Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, to head new Pentagon innovation board  —  Former Google CEO Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation board  —  Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google, has agreed to head a new Pentagon advisory board aimed …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Inside indie photo app developer Pixite's struggle as US app market reaches saturation  —  Life and death in the App Store  —  As last year began, the app developer Pixite held its company retreat at a converted Old West movie set outside of Palm Springs.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Slack is seeking between $150M and $300M in new financing at up to a $4B valuation  —  Messaging Startup Slack Seeks Up to $4 Billion Valuation in Funding Round  —  The company is said to be in talks to raise $150 million to $300 million in financing.
Caroline Wall / FierceMobileIT News:
iOS 9.3 may let IT admins dictate homescreen layout, blacklist or whitelist apps, and enforce notification settings on employee iPhones  —  IOS 9.3 might let IT admins dictate app position on employee iPhone homescreens  —  Employers will have greater control of company-issued iPhone with iOS 9.3 …
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
DisplayPort 1.4 to support 8K displays, work with USB-C  —  Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays.  —  DisplayPort 1.4 will allow 8K displays to hook up to laptops, smartphones and other devices via a USB Type-C port.
Toby Sterling / Reuters:
The international business of Uber lost $237M during 2014 expansion, says company filing  —  Uber racked up big international losses during 2014 expansion  —  The international business of Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
GoTenna, the startup that lets you text without cell signal, raises $7.5M and launches with REI  —  GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don't have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor equipment retailer REI.

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